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York Cold War Bunker

Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
+44 1904 646940
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Ranked #9 of 131 attractions in York
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a fascinating guided tour, learn how volunteers would have played a vital role in... more » Owner description: Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a fascinating guided tour, learn how volunteers would have played a vital role in ensuring that Britain could survive a nuclear attack. The atmospheric 1960s semi-subterranean bunker is just as it was when stood down in 1991, and the one hour guided tour is enhanced by a short film. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays: admission by guided tour at the following times: 10.00, 11.15, 11.45, 13.00, 14:15, 15.30 And 17:00. « less
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York, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Excellent visit with very informative talk about the times of the Cold War and how we were constantly alert. All this going on without our knowledge Had to wait for the escorted tour (outside locked gate) but well worth the half hour wait; just missed joining the previous tour! Worth checking timings before you go.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A relatively hidden gem. The guide was very good at her job and told us a lot about this feature which existed amongst us without us knowing for many years. Fascinating to see history that we actually remember and many of us lived through. Well worth a visit for something a little different.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

A hidden gem, we hadn't realised it was there dispute visiting York for a number of years running. Fascinating tour with a very enthusiastic guide well worth a visit!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Excellent find and only cost £6 to get in and have a look round the bunker. The tour guide was very informative and easy to listen to her. Very interesting and a hidden treat.

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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The fact that it was originally a roman fort, then the Vikings built on the site followed by the present build which has survived through fire and wars etc.. Amazing!!

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Malton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I visited with my two daughters aged 8 and 10 and their granddad on a trip to see something different. When we got there we were shocked to find that their electricity had blown and all was in darkness, with electricians desperately trying to make a new fuse fit where it didn't belong. We decided to wait and after half... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Took my husband who enjoys war things as a surprise. Very different and informative. He really enjoyed it.

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england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I went to the bunker this morning with my Son and my two Granddaughters, aged 8 and 11, my Son thought it would interest me, being a Cold War Veteran, I served in the Royal Navy in the 1950's on Aircraft Carriers in the North Atlantic off the coast of Norway and round north of Norway of Russia, I also... More

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Howden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

As an English Heritage member, I'm always keen to seek out interesting properties, and on that score, the Cold War Bunker didn't disappoint. A fascinating glimpse into a "what could have happened" scenario of Britain under nuclear attack. However, I'd like to add a caveat for parents. When we visited, there were many families with very young children - around... More

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York, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

excellent tour, great value. learned quite a lot from the tour. It suppose it depends who you have doing the tour.

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